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# Crystal Report 11 page number formula

hello experts,

i am using CR to export data into PDF, its working fine but I have a small problem in showing the page numbers on the file.

each record is coming upto 6 pages and i am showing 500 records on the file.

all i wanted to do is to set the page number for reach record between 1 and 6.

so i would say the formula would be

If (PageNumber = 6) Then
PageNumber = 1

this however did not worked...

thanks
s

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Commented:
Try this idea

Group on a unique field
In the section expert
Reset the page number after the group footer

mlmcc
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Author Commented:
hi mlmcc

i have tried but didnt seems to make it work, please can you help me with this here?

i have attached the .rpt file, please can you make the change and attached it back?

many thanks
s
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Commented:
I think this will work

mlmcc
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Commented:
FYI, there are two problems with the formula that you tried to use:

1) You can't set PageNumber to a value like that.  PageNumber just gives you the current page number.  It's read-only, so to speak.

2) You used =, which in a Crystal syntax formula like this, compares values.  So, you're just testing to see if PageNumber is equal to 1, which it won't be, because you only do that test when PageNumber is 6.  IOW, your formula says "If PageNumber is equal to 6, is it equal to 1?".  So, that formula will always produce a False result.
To set a value, you use :=, so you'd have PageNumber := 1, but that will give you an error, because you can't set PageNumber like that.

> all i wanted to do is to set the page number for reach record between 1 and 6.

Are you sure that you want the page numbers to be between 1 and 6?  I see 4 detail sections in your report, so I would think that the pages would be between 1 and 4.  Also, your formula, if it worked, would have reset the page number to 1 _on_ page number 6, so it would have actually given you page numbers 1 - 5 (on page 6, it would have reset and shown 1 instead).

If what you're really trying to do is reset the page number for each set of detail records, then mlmcc's suggestion may do the trick for you.

James
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Author Commented:
hi mlmcc

that has worked thank you so much, only problem was that its now ending on 7 and then staring from 1 ..7
instead of desired of 1...6 range.

please can you amend and send me again?

thank you so much for your help.

James0628

thanks for your valuable information as well. much appreciated.

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Author Commented:
hi mlmcc

please can you use this file

thanks
s
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Commented:
I think this is it

mlmcc
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Author Commented:
hi mlmcc

its still doing the same, please rename the attached file to .pdf

to see what i am gettting

thanks
s
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Commented:
I modified the report to see where the group footer is.

mlmcc
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Author Commented:
Thanks mlmcc

I have noticed the change you made on the report however for some reason I am unable to reset it when it reaches to 6. Instead its resetting back to 1 only after it reaches to page number 7.

Desired is 1 - 6
However its doing 1 - 7

thanks
s
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Commented:
Since you've now accepted a solution, did you figure out that last problem, or are you still getting pages 1 - 7 instead of 1 - 6?  Just checking.

James
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